Do you know what this groundcover is

Asked July 5, 2017, 1:05 PM EDT

This seems to be voluntarily popping up all over my gardens. Do you know what it is? It doesn't really look like a weed but I'm not sure.

Multnomah County Oregon

3 Responses

Thank you for attaching the image to your inquiry. The plants are volunteers of forget-me-knots, Mysotis species. They’re charming annuals which grow well during cool weather. They were commonly used in old-fashioned gardens. (The early stages of powdery mildew on the leaves confirm that ID.)

So, right now, the bottom line is that you might as well pull out all such affected plants. (Discard in the trash.) If you have had forget-me-knots in the garden, you will still have plenty more seeds in the soil which will germinate this winter, grow and bloom to provide an excellent show next spring.

Thank you !

You're welcome. Have a great summer!